Nestle Chewy Cocoa Brownies

"From the back of an old cocoa canister; this recipe is tried & true!"
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24 brownies




  • Preheat oven to 350° F and grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  • Combine sugar, butter, and water in large bowl.
  • Stir in eggs and vanilla extract. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt in medium bowl; stir into the sugar mixture. Stir in nuts.
  • Spread into prepared baking pan.
  • Bake for 18 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out slightly sticky. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar and cut into bars.

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  1. This weekend as I was scouring my pantry for something sweet, I stumbled upon the container of Nestle Tollhouse cocoa. After reading the recipe on the side, and conveniently having all ingredients on hand, I decided to give it a try. I've made brownies from scratch before, but hadn't found a recipe worthy of a repeat. I made these per the recipe, but added 2 extra teaspoons of water to help with mixing. I used a 7x11 glass baking dish because I like my brownies thicker, which added about 10 minutes to the baking time. I also threw in some chopped walnuts. The end result was AMAZING brownies. Even with the additional bake time, the edges were perfectly soft and devourable (is that a word?). I usually like my brownies really fudgy, and after the fact I realized this recipe uses butter, not oil, thus producing a less fudgy brownie. However, they were still very moist and DELICIOUS! I've done some googling on how to make them more fudgy, without changing the recipe too much. 2 changes I may try next time are replacing one of the eggs with 2 egg whites and/or subbing some of the butter for oil (not really sure how much to sub). But even if I never make these changes, this will forever be my go-to brownie recipe.
  2. I have been looking for this recipe! I have used it for years, and love it! My grocery store stopped carrying Nestle's brand cocoa and I miss it. Thanks for posting it, IrishEyesNYC!
  3. I learned from another recipe that if extra height and fluffiness is something you want to achieve on a recipe, you beat your eggs until they're stiff before you fold them into the rest of the mix. Learned that with multiple batches of FLAT pancakes.
  4. I've used this so many times. It really is the best recipe. It's dairy free too! I also make mine with more cocoa in it anywhere ranging up to 1 cup of cocoa. It tastes better this way. =)
  5. I make this recipe alot as everyone loves these brownies. I have used hersheys cocoa many times. Its about the same taste.


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